King School Group in Akron, OH Started – January 1940

King School Group - Akron, OH After Bill and Dr. Bob met in Akron, Bill remained on and they began to carry their message of...

I Stand by the Door – Samuel M. Shoemaker

I stand by the door. I neither go to far in, nor stay to far out. The door is the most important door in the world...

Let’s Not Forget the Non-Alcoholics: Anne Smith

When thinking about or studying A.A. history we must look at the work of Anne Smith. She was a tireless worker and helped Dr....

If There is a God, Will He Show Himself? – Bill W. Recounts his Spiritual Experience

Throughout Bill Wilson's life, he must have told the story of AA’s early days and his own personal story hundreds of times. His description...

Bill Wilson Takes His Last Drink – December 11th, 1934

December 11th, 1934, Bill Wilson, completely defeated by alcoholism, arrived at Towns Hospital in New York City to be checked in, holding the very...

A Letter From Bill Wilson About The Use Of The Lord’s Prayer At A.A. Meetings

A Letter From Bill Wilson About The Use Of The Lord’s Prayer At A.A. Meetings -- April 14, 1959 Dear Russ, Am right sorry for my delay in...

The Gabriel Heatter broadcast of April 25, 1939

WE THE PEOPLE  The Gabriel Heatter broadcast of April 25, 1939  The first national exposure for Alcoholics Anonymous came with the April 25, 1939, "We The...

Dr. Bob Smith passed away November 16th, 1950

On the anniversary of the passing of Alcoholics Anonymous cofounder Dr. Bob Smith, we take the time to remember in gratitude, the life of...

Bill W. Begins His Last Drunken Spree – Armistice Day 1934

In the year 1918, during World War 1, American soldier Bill Wilson who was stationed in England, visited Winchester Cathedral and while strolling through...

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